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LeChauncy D. Woodard

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College of Medicine
8041 Health 2

LeChauncy D. Woodard, M.D., M.P.H. is director of the Humana Integrated Health System Sciences Institute at the University of Houston and a University of Houston College of Medicine professor. Woodard is responsible for leading the Humana Institute’s mission and contributes to paving the future of research and innovation for UH College of Medicine. Woodard is nationally recognized for her extensive research aimed at understanding and medically serving ethnically diverse patients and the socioeconomic factors that influence health outcomes. Her passion for exceptional health care is evident in her active contributions to medical journals, peer-review workshops and published research in over 35 publications. Woodard’s track record of primary care research, teaching and student mentorship highlight her passion for equipping future primary care providers with the latest advances in medicine to ensure their career success. Woodard earned her bachelor’s from Texas A&M University and her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed her internal medicine residency and primary care research at Baylor College of Medicine and earned a master’s of public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health.


It didn’t take long for University of Houston pre-med student, Taylor Jones to say “yes” to another year as a member of the HEALTH-RCMI Student Cadre. Jones was an enthusiastic original member of the inaugural 2022-2023 Student Cadre. This pioneering group of visionary students was recently awarded a NEXT G.H.E.N. grant through the City of Houston.
December 11, 2023
When a group of visionary, enthusiastic University of Houston students took their first steps to collaborate with Houston’s Third Ward community last year, they were met with open arms and given a unique challenge. The challenge was more on the intuitive side–to “listen” actively and deeply and embrace a cultural humility about the needs of the community. It was an invitation to collaboration that was authentically nurtured by HEALTH Research Institute’s Dr. Lechauncy Woodard, M.D., M.P.H.
September 1, 2023
HRI executive board member, Dr. LeChauncy Woodard was the 2020 recipient of the Laureate Award. It was awarded to her for her commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research, and service to her community.
April 29, 2021